The Purpose of Meditation

The purpose of meditation is not to gain new knowledge, but to live in acquired knowledge. The discovery of new thought content is not the goal of meditation: the object is to bring thought content down into the life of feeling and volition. The goal of meditation is to make a truth the content of one’s whole being. And meditation must be continued for as long as it takes to change clear thought into a clear force of the will.

— Valentin Tomberg